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Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel
Hong Kong, China
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“Very reasonable price, very clean and cozy”
Reviewed November 7, 2016

It is right inside Kabukichō (歌舞伎町). A lot of restaurants and bars. Don Quijote just 驚安の殿堂 just a few step away and they open till super late (my last visit was mid-night).

Girls room are on the top level with an extra locking door. It provided not only a capsule bedroom but a about 60cm tall locker and a share area for storing your luggage. Serval shower rooms and a big make up room are provided at the same floor. Girls no need to go to another floor or be naked in front of anyone. The whole hotel are very quiet. Capsule bedroom is not small at all. You can sit down with your back straight without any problem (I'm 168). There are alarm, power supply, mirror and TV on every bed.

The only problem is, you need to check out every day at 10 AM. And check in again after 4 PM. You can never stay in the same room, mean you need to well pack everything every day. You can't store you bag there anymore after you check out. But there are many very big lockers in Kabukichō or at the station. 100 - 300 yen you can store a whole day. For a very cheap room price (mine is about 2,730 yen per night) like that you can't require too much.

Room Tip: There are 3 other male floors. Only guys have the public bath but not girls. Shoes should be locked...
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  • Stayed October 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

This experience in Japan is a must! But is only confortable for one night.

The women section was really clean and confortable, really secure to keep your lugage there but every morning at 10am no matter how many night you will to stay, you must do checkout.

  • Stayed October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant stay, it was our first capsule hostel and was quite a surprise. If you are used to showering solo then be prepared! You shower in a large room with 10ish other men, but it doesn't stop there... you need to be seated when showering and the shower head is a hand held job. Apart from the little bathroom shock it was a good stay, lockers are provided and capsules are spacious. Overall a good stay

Stayed October 2016, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

I stayed at this capsule hotel with my partner for 2 weeks in October 2016.

We have stayed in Shinjuku before as it is a great central location with train links in and around Tokyo, and this hotel is about 5-8mins walk from the station.

On arrival in Shinjuku, we found the hotel easily with the help of a printed google map. It is a little hidden away if you don't know where you are looking so make sure you scope it out on google maps before hand and pick up on other landmarks around it.

I have to say I had my reservations about staying in a capsule hotel for 2 weeks as it was completely new territory for me, but I shouldn't have been worried at all as it was a great experience. All I would say is research where you are staying before hand as capsule hotels have rules that you need to abide by.

My experience is only of the womens floor and communal area so I cannot speak for the mens area, but my partner was on the mens floors and said that they were just as good. The only thing that surprised him was the communal washing area which is like a Japanese onsen, where you wash naked in front of everybody else...

The staff at the Kuyakushomae capsule hotel where very welcoming and spoke great English. On arrival the gentleman who greeted me took my name. I had had a pocket wifi delivered here which he handed me straight away. They were clear on everything from the get go and explained everything fully.
Shoes are kept in a small locker on the 3rd floor by reception, and the key for this locker you will hand over to the reception team at check in which they will exchange for your locker key.

Check out is daily at 10am, you have a locker supplied and the number of your locker is also the number of your capsule. Inside the locker will be your jinbei and towels.

As I am a women, I was staying on the 8th floor which has a keypad on the door with a code that will change every so often for safety. They will hand you the code at check in which you must keep private.

You can go out of the hotel once checked in. You will need to hand your key over, and the receptionist will then hand you your shoe locker key and card with your capsule number on it. This card along with your shoe key will need to be given back on your arrival, and they will hand you back your locker key.

You can leave large luggage on the shelving on the 8th floor, or on the shelving by the lockers, but I only had small bags so they fitted in my locker fine. The measurements for the lockers are on the Kuyakushomae's website if you are planning on travelling light like I did.

The 4th floor is a communal floor for men and women where you can sit, watch T.V, have some food and chill out. There are vending machines for food and drink, coin op washing machines and dryers, and lots of places to charge you tech. The chef runs the restaurant on this floor from 6pm until 12am, but is closed on Sundays.

You have free wifi throughout the hotel which is very good, but slower at peak times.

The capsules are very spacious for what they are. You have a pillow and blanket and it is actually quite cosy when you settle in. They have a T.V inside with an alarm clock and light with dimmer switch and everything was always very clean and tidy.

As the womens floor is all in one, meaning the toilets and showers are on the same floor, there are hairdryers going off until late in the night so if you are a light sleeper bring some earplugs or use headphones. Early in the morning I was woken up a few times by rustling bags and some noisier guests, but on the whole people respected each other in the sleeping area.

The showers on the womens floor are great with everything you need. There is a really nice communal sink with products to cleanse your face and hairdryers to dry your hair. There are even disposable toothbrushes which have inbuilt toothpaste. They aren't the greatest but useful if you didn't bring a toothbrush with you. The toilets are high tech Japanese toilets with flushing sounds, heated seats and automatic flush.

For our luggage, as you need to check out everyday, we used the conveniently placed coin op lockers that are just outside the hotel which are priced at 200-400 yen a day depending on the size of your luggage. For 300 yen a day we fitted all of our bags in one, so it didn't work out too bad.

Overall for a two week stay, I had a really nice time. We got used to how things worked very quickly and I think because we researched everything beforehand there were no nasty surprises.
The staff were lovely, people were very polite and kept themselves to themselves. The cleaning staff were always friendly and polite, and worked really hard to keep the hotel running so well even late into the night.

Kabukicho where the hotel is situated is a really busy place with lots to do and see, especially at night. I would say though that if you aren't a fan of really busy areas then you should avoid this place because it is always bustling with people.

I would highly recommend this place if you are travelling on a budget and want to be in the heart of Tokyo.

  • Stayed October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

I checked in last October 17-19. The hotel was great. It is very clean and comfortable to stay. The only problem I had was looking for the location of the hotel. I didnt know that I was standing in front of the hotel already as what my GPS is showing since the signage is written in Japanese. Aside from that, all good. :)

  • Stayed October 2016, traveled solo
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Property: Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel
Address: 1-2-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Tokyo Prefecture > Tokyo > Shinjuku > Shinjuku
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 28 Specialty lodging in Shinjuku
Price range (per night): ₱1,205 - ₱3,464
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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